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June 12, 2013
Chimpanzees have five universal personality dimensions
Chicago IL (SPX) Jun 12, 2013
While psychologists have long debated the core personality dimensions that define humanity, primate researchers have been working to uncover the defining personality traits for humankind's closest living relative, the chimpanzee. New research, published in the June 3 issue of American Journal of Primatology provides strong support for the universal existence of five personality dimensions in chimpanzees: reactivity/undependability, dominance, openness, extraversion and agreeableness with a possibl ... read more
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Large-scale biodiversity is vital to maintain ecosystem health
Over the years ecologists have shown how biological diversity benefits the health of small, natural communities. New analysis by ecologists at UC Santa Cruz demonstrates that even higher levels of b ... more

Weapons testing data determines brain makes new neurons into adulthood
Using data derived from nuclear weapons testing of the 1950s and '60s, Lawrence Livermore scientists have found that a small portion of the human brain involved in memory makes new neurons well into ... more

Scientists discover that turtles began living in shells much earlier than once thought
Unique among Earth's creatures, turtles are the only animals to form a shell on the outside of their bodies through a fusion of modified ribs, vertebrae and shoulder girdle bones. The turtle shell i ... more
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Stranded orcas hold critical clues for scientists
The development of a standardized killer-whale necropsy system has boosted the complete data from killer-whale strandings from 2 percent to about 33 percent, according to a recent study from a team ... more


A potential new target to thwart antibiotic resistance
Bacteria in the gut that are under attack by antibiotics have allies no one had anticipated, a team of Wyss Institute scientists has found. Gut viruses that usually commandeer the bacteria, it turns ... more
Oil and Gas Insider

Cost-effective: HIV tests for all in India
In India most people who are HIV positive don't know it, yet testing and treatment are relatively cheap and available. It would therefore meet international standards of cost-effectiveness - and sav ... more

Bridge species drive tropical engine of biodiversity
Although scientists have known since the middle of the 19th century that the tropics are teeming with species while the poles harbor relatively few, the origin of the most dramatic and pervasive bio ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
UK to have driverless cars by 2021: govt

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Coffee set to power London buses in green initiative

New theory rewrites opening moments of Chernobyl disaster

Post-hurricane rebuilding fuels jump in October US home construction

China to build $1.6 bn aluminium plant in Tajikistan

Panama opens embassy in China after cutting Taiwan ties


An 'extinct' frog makes a comeback in Israel
The first amphibian to have been officially declared extinct by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has been rediscovered in the north of Israel after some 60 years and turns o ... more

Children 'left behind' in China's rush to the cities
Six-year-old Keke looks silently from a bare living room at her closest companion: a grandmother who resents having to raise her. ... more

Is a Sleeping Climate Giant Stirring in the Arctic
Flying low and slow above the wild, pristine terrain of Alaska's North Slope in a specially instrumented NASA plane, research scientist Charles Miller of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, ... more
Nuclear Energy Insider
Disposal of Vestas Wind Turbine Parts

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Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review

Germany begins to count cost as floods surge north
Deadly floods forging a path of devastation through central Europe for more than a week bore down on northern Germany Tuesday as new estimates emerged on the cost of the damage. ... more

China approves imports of GM soybean from Brazil
China, the main buyer of Brazilian soybeans, has approved imports of three genetically modified varieties of the crop, to be produced on a large scale in the South American country. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
North Korean ICBM program runs into major roadblock at reentry

US nuclear commander would resist 'illegal' order for strike

Chinese, N.Korean envoys discuss regional concerns: state media

NATO sorry after Erdogan pulls troops over Norway incident

Calls mount for action on 'killer robots' after UN talks

Dunford: US Military Superiority Over Russia, China Markedly Decreasing

Nature's Silent Sentinels Could Help Detect Security Threats


Climate Conditions Determine Amazon Fire Risk
Using an innovative satellite technique, NASA scientists have determined that a previously unmapped type of wildfire in the Amazon rainforest is responsible for destroying several times more forest ... more

Egypt's Nile crisis and the Dam Busters
Tension between Egypt and Ethiopia has risen sharply after Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil warned Addis Ababa not to build a massive dam on the Blue Nile he says will reduce the amount of water Egypt gets from the Nile. ... more

To cut China's CO2 emissions, account for outsourcing
The new study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), provides a detailed consumption-based accounting of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in China. Consumption-based acc ... more
Sandbags and raw nerves as flood peak hits Germany

More radioactive leaks reported at Fukushima plant

Japan disaster cash spent on counting turtles: report

A path to compact, robust sources for ultrashort laser pulses

Sony eyes long game despite console launch triumph

Sony wins opening skirmish in new-gen console war

Egypt FM to Ethiopia for 'life or death' water talks

40 dead as monsoon lashes Sri Lanka

Chagos Islanders lose UK marine park challenge

Is a Sleeping Climate Giant Stirring in the Arctic

US senators urge Obama to block Alaska mine

NASA's IceBridge Mission Contributes to New Map of Antarctica


China import deal boosts Argentina's genetically modified crops
Argentina is celebrating an agricultural success in China that is seen likely to blunt advocacy groups' frequent campaigns against genetically modified food crops. ... more

Amount of dust blown across the West is increasing
The amount of dust being blown across the landscape has increased over the last 17 years in large swaths of the West, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. The es ... more

Study reveals leakage of carbon from land to rivers, lakes, estuaries and coastal regions
When carbon is emitted by human activities into the atmosphere it is generally thought that about half remains in the atmosphere and the remainder is stored in the oceans and on land. New research s ... more

Bloomberg unveils plan to save NY from climate change
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday unveiled a $19.5 billion plan to boost the city's defenses against climate change, seven months after superstorm Sandy devastated the US East Coast. ... more
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NASA launches next-generation weather satellite

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Russia's northernmost volcano spewing ash


Singapore fights back against worsening dengue outbreak


Tempers fray over Russian block at climate talks


Egypt eyes Nile deal with Ethiopia


Hungary says catastrophe averted after Danube hits new record


World's 'oldest woman' dies in China: family


China's heartland delivers pollution punch: study


US mulls endangered status for captive chimpanzees


Sri Lanka tightens safety as monsoon kills 54


No. Ireland emissions reductions not good enough, minister says

Chagos Islanders lose UK marine park challenge

Violence flares as Turkey PM cracks down on protests

Philippines to destroy 5 tonnes of ivory tusks

In fashion, China gets its own first lady effect

Labor government facing tough Australian election

Egypt FM to Ethiopia for 'life or death' water talks

Pressure on New Zealand to save world's rarest dolphin

China pig farm 'pumped dissolved carcasses into river'

U.S. and China agree to reduce climate-damaging HFCs

Researchers optimistic radioactive lead can beat cancer

World set to exceed global warming limit - IEA

Only 14 China H7N9 patients left in hospital: govt

40 dead as monsoon lashes Sri Lanka

WHO simplifies pandemic alert system after criticism

Czech farmers say floods will cost $100 million

Will Saudi Arabia Allow the U.S. Oil Boom? Interview with Chris Faulkner

Biofuels will play integral role in California's energy future

Wood as energy source not as 'green' in carbon terms as thought

Asia needs 'energy settlement'

Shale resources add 47% to global gas reserves: US EIA

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